If you’re a POC or LGBTQ+ Twitch streamer, then I don’t have to explain the horrible nonsense that has been the rampant hate speech that has been directed towards you and others of your nature. For months, streamers have been asked Twitch to figure out a way to help stop this abusive behavior, and the streaming giant thinks they’ve figured it out after all these months.
Today, Twitch has revealed its new tool to help combat hate speech. This new tool will require anyone who wishes to chat to have a verified phone number and a verified email address if desired by the streamer.
Today we're putting more power in the hands of the community, by enabling phone verified chat! Now creators and mods can require viewers to verify their account via phone number (or email) before they can chat. For more information review the blog: https://t.co/TlqCS4OzQC